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African People’s Organisation (APO)

By the beginning of the twentieth century a number of political organisations initiated by Coloureds existed, most of which dealt with the question of the franchise... read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included in... read more
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The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the President of South Africa is a speech given by the sitting President of South Africa. It is... read more
On 6 January 1974, the new independent organisations, GFWBF and IIE, established the Trade Union Advisory Coordinating Council (TUACC).... read more
In 1912 Enoch Mgjimia, a lay preacher and independent evangelist, broke away from the Wesleyan Methodist Church and joined the Church of... read more
The Women's Defence of the Constitution League In 1955 a small group of white middle-class women who were predominantly English-... read more
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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after the banning of the ANC and PAC, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) resuscitated the anti-... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 3) The Broederbond Just as it was the white man’s way to... read more
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
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2009 February 2009, the University of Limpopo in Limpopo Province experienced student protests concerning accommodation, National Student... read more
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The student protest that broke out on 16 June 1976 was organised and directed by the Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC). Recent... read more
Pre-1804 Khoisan hunter gatherers are the first inhabitants of the region, before Sotho-Tswana peoples colonized the general region... read more
The Bantu Women's League was the first women's organisation in South Africa. It was started in 1918 by one of our earliest women activists... read more
Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has worsened. South Africa witnessed widespread xenophobic attacks since 1994... read more
The primary political concern of the SANNC at the outbreak of the First World War was the 1913 Land Act. A deputation of SANNC members went... read more
In 1990, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP)... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
At a GFWBF meeting in Pietermaritzburg in April, metalworkers from two factories called for the establishment of a union. Two months later... read more
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16 December 1959 - At the annual African National Congress (ANC) conference, Chief Albert Luthuli declared that 1960 would be the "... read more
In his State of the Nation address on 9th February 2012, President Zuma uttered a promise that provisions would be made ‘for the... read more
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The reign of Mzilikazi Under the leadership of Mzilikazi, the people who came to be called the Ndebele in Zimbabwe (originally of the... read more
The 1970s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was gathering... read more

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